Leviathan is the masterwork on political philosophy by Thomas Hobbes a 17th-century British philosopher. He argues that war is the natural state of humankind and that only a strong state unified around a great supreme ruler can counterweight chaos. He goes further and describes the state of war like a situation where all are against all and uses this grim image to advocate for an unlimited powerful ruler, who should do whatever to maintain power. Rebellion should be dealt with ferociously as Hobbes, as Nicolo Machiavelli, believed that political freedom and peace are two opposites. Need some arguments against democracy? Read this book.
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